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CNS Annual Meeting from March 23-26, 2019 in San Francisco, California.   

Submissions Deadlines:
Symposia Submissions Deadline,   October 15, 2018   
Poster Submissions Deadline, November 19, 2018
Datablitz Deadline, November 19, 2018
GSA/PFA Application Deadline, November 19, 2018
 
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New on the CNS Blog: Playing an Instrument Changes Our perception of Music
 
The musical instrument you play, or played as a child, likely has a big impact on how you perceive music every day. In a novel new study looking at beatboxers and guitarists, cognitive neuroscientists found that areas of the brain that control movement were activated in the musicians' brains but not in non-musicians' brains. Read about the study in a new Q&A with Saloni Krishnan (University of Oxford). 

Also new on the CNS blog this past month:
 
Learning What to Learn: Lessons from Cognitive Neuroscience for Education.  A Q&A with Rachel Wu (University of California, Riverside)

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Conference/Symposium/Event

Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity 2019 Meeting

Cognitive Neuroscience

Psychology

Drexel University

Submissions are now open for the 5th Meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity (SfNC; https://tsfnc.org/). The 2019 SfNC meeting will be held on Friday, March 22 in San Francisco, CA, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, preceding the Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting (March 23-26, 2019; https://www.cogneurosociety.org/annual-meeting/).

Keynote Speakers:

Russ Poldrack 
Charles Limb
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
James Kaufman

The SfNC meeting is an ideal setting to meet and reconnect with other creativity researchers and educators, present your work, and stay up-to-date with recent developments in the cognitive and brain-based study of creativity. We welcome submissions from junior and senior scholars, including researchers and educators. A limited number of travel awards are available.

How to Submit:
* You may submit a Talk, or Poster Presentation
* Please include the following information in your proposal: A title for your presentation, names and affiliations of the authors, an email address for correspondence, an abstract of up to 1700 characters (approximately 250 words)
* Submit your abstract here: https://ucsbltsc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eqvK6TECL2Jjc3j
* Submissions are now open and will be accepted until January 5th, 2019

Travel Awards:

A limited number of NSF-funded travel awards will be available to trainees (students, post-docs) and to education practitioners. To apply for a travel award, please submit a single PDF document (file name Lastname_FirstName initial) here: https://ucsbltsc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6mvqO1XEUC4G9yB including: (1) Your CV, and (2) A one- page statement that addresses the following:

(a) The location/institution from which you will be traveling
(b) Your primary goal and/or motivation for attending the meeting
(c) Whether you want to be considered as a trainee (student/post-doc) OR as an educator (please be clear).

If you are a trainee, describe how your current or future work will advance research questions relevant to creativity research and/or connections between creativity research and education.
If you are an educator, describe how your participation in the meeting will be relevant to your educational practice.
 
Contact Information

Contact Website: https://tsfnc.org/

Contact Name: Evangelia Chrysikou

Contact Email: lilachrysikou@drexel.edu

Faculty Positions

Faculty Position

Associate or Full Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (OPEN RANK)

USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

University of Southern California

The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California is seeking talented tenure-eligible faculty to join our scholarly community at the rank of Full Professor or Associate Professor. 

Candidates should demonstrate a strong track-record of funded research and scholarship, and a commitment to excellence in predoctoral, doctoral, and postdoctoral education. We are seeking established career scientists who thrive in contemporary interdisciplinary academic arenas, can lead innovative research teams, produce impactful findings, and facilitate knowledge translation to critical health or societal issues. Candidates should demonstrate their commitments and expertise related to mentorship, grantsmanship, collaborative/team science, and dissemination.

Preference will be given to scholars who are recognized experts in neuroscience and sensory processing in autism, aging and Alzheimer's, health services research, mental health, spinal cord injury, neurorehabilitation, clinical intervention research, and health equity/social justice. Applicants must have a research doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, ScD) in an area applicable to occupational science or occupational therapy and be able to articulate existing/potential contributions to these fields. Substantive support packages are available.

Applications are due by September 15, 2018 and applications will continue to be reviewed until the search is concluded.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/associate-or-full-professor-of-occupational-science-and-occupational-therapy-open-rank/1209/8740128

Contact Name: Dr. Mary Lawlor

Contact Email: lawlor@chan.usc.edu
 
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Faculty Position

Assistant Professor Neuroimaging

Southern California

Neurobiology & Behavior

University of California, Irvine

Assistant Professor 
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior 
Facility for Imaging and Brain Research 
University of California, Irvine 

Applications are invited for a position at the level of tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior. In addition to joining one of the top neuroscience departments in the country, the successful candidate will be a core faculty member in UCI's new Facility for Imaging and Brain Research (FIBRE). We seek outstanding candidates whose research uses advanced, innovative human MRI techniques to study topics that synergize with either human or animal-model research being done in the department. Applicants should hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, seek to establish a research program, and to contribute to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Information on the department is available at and information on FIBRE is available at http://neurobiology.uci.edu/ and information on FIBRE is available at http://imaging.uci.edu/. Applications completed by October 1, 2018 will be granted full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until December 1, 2018, but will only be considered if the positions has not yet been filled. For application instructions, please go to the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior Assistant Professor section at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04719.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04719.

Contact Name: Shauna Stark

Contact Email: starks@uci.edu
 
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Faculty Position

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, COGNITIVE AND STATISTICAL SCIENCES

University of Toronto

The Department of Psychology and the Department of Statistical Sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a joint (67% Statistical Sciences, 33% Psychology) tenure-stream appointment. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2019.

We are interested in candidates from psychology and statistical science whose research program advances both disciplines. We are particularly interested in scholars who demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, who transcend traditional statistical and psychology research topics, who complement our existing strengths (Psychology: home.psych.utoronto.ca; Statistical Sciences: http://utstat.toronto.edu/) and who are working on non-traditional areas at the cutting edge of both disciplines.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Statistics, or a closely related field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Excellence in research is evidenced primarily by the quality of published or forthcoming papers in top ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at conferences, research awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of top international stature. Evidence for excellence in teaching is based on strong letters of reference, teaching accomplishments and a teaching dossier containing a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and sample syllabi.

The University of Toronto is an international leader in psychology and statistical science research and education. Successful candidates are expected to conduct independent, innovative research at the highest international level; to establish a strong externally funded independent research program; to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to contribute to the enrichment of both Departments by leveraging the ample opportunities for collaboration. The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada's leading university. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should apply online via AcademicJobsOnline, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11765 and include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a list of publications, a research statement outlining their programmatic research approach, one sample publication, and a teaching dossier containing a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and sample syllabi. Applicants should also arrange to have at least three strong letters of reference (on letterhead and signed) uploaded through AcademicJobsOnline directly by the writers. Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2018 and applicants should endeavor to have all materials submitted by then; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information about the Departments of Statistical Sciences and Psychology, please visit our websites at http://utstat.toronto.edu/ and home.psych.utoronto.ca. If you have questions about the position, please contact Katrina Mintis at katrina.mintis@utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
 
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Faculty Position

2 Tenure-track Assistant Professors (Neuroscience, Neuropsychology)

Neuroscience, Neuropsychology

Psychology

Marquette University

The Psychology Department at Marquette University is seeking candidates for two tenure-track assistant professor positions: Neuroscience (with focus in human models preferably addressing cognitive, computational, or emotion neuroscience with relevance to human disease, disorders, social, cultural or developmental issues), and Neuropsychology (license eligible, with expertise in the assessment and treatment of children and/or adolescents), beginning August, 2019. The department offers a B.A. in psychology, and has both an APA-accredited doctoral clinical psychology program and a graduate program in applied behavioral analysis (see http://www.marquette.edu/psyc/). The university also has an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Neuroscience (http://www.marquette.edu/grad/programs-neuroscience.php). 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted by November 1, 2018 for full consideration. The department actively encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups. 

For full details and to apply:

Neuroscience Assistant Professor
https://employment.marquette.edu/postings/10210

Neuropsychology Assistant Professor
https://employment.marquette.edu/postings/10440

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://employment.marquette.edu/

Contact Name: Dr. Stephen Saunders, Chair

Contact Email: stephen.saunders@marquette.edu
 
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Faculty Position

Assistant Professor Position

Cognitive Neuroscience

Psychology

Northeastern University

The Psychology Department in the College of Science at Northeastern University (https://cos.northeastern.edu/psychology/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in cognitive neuroscience to start in the fall of 2019 at the rank of Assistant Professor. We welcome applications from any area of cognitive neuroscience, broadly construed, but are especially interested in candidates whose work integrates experimental and computational approaches to investigate fundamental questions in cognition. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and conducting an independent, externally-funded research program. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field by the start of the appointment and a record of research commensurate with rank.

Northeastern University is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia. Candidates should have experience in, or be able to demonstrate a commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.

To apply, please go to: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/56977. All application materials must be submitted through this online recruitment system, where applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and up to five representative publications. Applicants should also be prepared to provide information, including an email address, for three references. The references will be contacted by the online recruitment system and asked to provide letters. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Professor Neal Pearlmutter (n.pearlmutter@northeastern.edu), Search Committee Chair. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/56977

Contact Name: Lisa Feldman Barrett

Contact Email: n.pearlmutter@northeastern.edu
 
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Faculty Position

Professorship in Cognitive and Brain Health

Cognitive Neuroscience

Psychology

Northeastern University

The Psychology Department at Northeastern University (www.northeastern.edu/cos/psychology/), College of Science, invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position in cognitive and brain health to start in the fall of 2019 at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We welcome applications in the area of cognitive and brain health, with a focus on faculty who use multi-modal neuroimaging to assess intervention outcomes in the study and enhancement of cognitive and brain health from childhood through older adulthood in healthy individuals or patient populations. Potential topics of interest include physical activity, cognitive training, social interaction, and diet (among other lifestyle factors).

The successful candidate will have office and lab space in the new Center for Cognitive and Brain Health (https://web.northeastern.edu/cbhlab/) in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex at Northeastern University (https://www.northeastern.edu/isec/). Relevant facilities include a new 3 Tesla Siemens Prisma MRI system and center, high density EEG systems, eye tracking, DEXA, VO2 max systems, behavioral testing rooms, and a biospecimen facility. The College of Science is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and conducting an independent, externally-funded research program. Interdisciplinary collaboration is supported and encouraged. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field by the start of the appointment and a record of research commensurate with rank. Candidates should have experience in, or be able to demonstrate a commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.

To apply, please go to the following link: http://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/56617. All application materials must be submitted through this online recruitment system. With the online system, applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and up to five representative publications. They should also be prepared to provide information, including an email address, for three references. The references will be contacted by the online recruitment system and asked to provide letters. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Professor Charles Hillman (c.hillman@northeastern.edu), Search Committee Chair or to Professor Art Kramer (a.kramer@northeastern.edu), Director of the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
 
Contact Information

Contact Website: http://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/56617

Contact Name: Lisa Feldman Barrett

Contact Email: c.hillman@northeastern.edu
 
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Faculty Position

Columbia University Faculty Position

Developmental

Psychology

Columbia University

The Department of Psychology at Columbia University invites applications for a faculty position in the Department of Psychology at the tenure-track assistant professor or early associate level, to begin July 1, 2019. We seek applications from individuals with specializations in developmental psychology that complement current areas of expertise within the Department. While the position is open to all developmental psychologists, those conducting research in cognitive science and/or cognitive neuroscience are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated record of research productivity and teaching commensurate to the level of the faculty position.

We will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Using our Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS), applicants should submit their vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, copies of relevant papers, and arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded into RAPS. Please note that all applications must be submitted through the online application site, where you can also find further information about this position: academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=67007.

For more information about the Psychology Department please visit: https://psychology.columbia.edu/

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1537616214867

Contact Name: Nim Tottenham

Contact Email: nlt7@columbia.edu
 
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Faculty Position

Assistant or Associate Professor: Neuroimaging, Aging, and Dementia at Northwestern University

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Northwestern University

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Mesulam Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center (Mesulam CNADC) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seek a full-time tenure track Investigator at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The research will take place at the Mesulam Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center. The CNADC contains an NIH-funded Alzheimer's Disease Center. Extensively characterized patients and controls of the Alzheimer's Disease Center will be available for the candidate's research. In addition to multi-modal neuroimaging (e.g., structural and functional MRI, diffusion imaging, and PET), electrophysiological brain mapping capabilities will also be available. Translational research related to novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches will be encouraged. Depending on the research areas of the successful candidate, the CNADC brain bank will enable investigations on the post-mortem correlates of in vivo cognitive and structural disease markers. Qualified candidates will be expected to establish an independent laboratory synergistic with existing CNADC programs on cognition and imaging in dementia. Successful candidates may also have a background in computer science, bioinformatics, and advanced statistics. The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/Mjgz

Contact Name: Thongsy Singvongsa

Contact Email: t-singvongsa@northwestern.edu
 
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Faculty Position

Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology

Department of Psychology

Syracuse University

For the full job announcement, please view:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qqfpgsbcl02y4ns/SyracuseJobPosting2018.pdf?dl=0

Contact Information

Contact Name: Lynn Lohnas
 
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Faculty Position

Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience

Cognitive Neuroscience

Department of Psychology

University of South Carolina

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA

The University of South Carolina (www.sc.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of cognitive neuroscience to begin August 16, 2019. Cognitive neuroscience is an area of strength within the department and has strong infrastructural support. We seek candidates with a research focus in executive function, aging, or human memory, to complement existing strengths in the Department in areas such as attention, language, and decision making. Successful candidates will be expected to make significant contributions to scholarship in their area of expertise within cognitive neuroscience, mentor graduate students, and teach courses in cognitive neuroscience, cognition, and related areas at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate will take advantage of at least one of the cutting-edge technologies available in the Department (f/MRI, TMS, tDCS, eye tracking, EEG, patient/lesion studies). The department is seeking applicants with a strong record of scholarship, the potential for procuring grant funding, and an interest in collaborative work. A rich potential for collaborative and interdisciplinary connections exists through the McCausland Center for Brain Imaging, the Institute for Mind and Brain, the Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery, and the Dorn V.A. Hospital. Ample laboratory space for the candidate is available at the Institute of Mind and Brain. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field at the time of appointment.

Psychology (http://www.psych.sc.edu/) is one of the top departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, with one endowed chair, five named professors, four AAAS fellows, six APA fellows and four current or past presidents of national and international scholarly societies. The faculty averages more than $7,200,000 annually in external awards while mentoring and teaching 1000+ undergraduate majors and 80+ Ph.D. students across three graduate programs. The department is proud of its significant outreach through the Psychology Services Center and programs engaging schools and communities.

All applicants must fill out an online application at USC Jobs: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/. Candidates should be prepared to upload a CV, letter of application, personal statement, names, phone numbers, and email addresses of letter writers, and any additional materials that demonstrate educational, academic, and work experience. Letter writers should send signed letters on letterhead via email to DOROTHYK@mailbox.sc.edu with "Cognitive Neuroscience Assistant Professor Search" in the subject line. Paper submissions of letters may be sent to: 

Cognitive Neuroscience Assistant Professor Search
Department of Psychology 
University of South Carolina 
Barnwell College 
Columbia, SC 29208 

The search committee will begin reviewing application materials November 19, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than November 19, 2018. However, we will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. For further information about this position, please contact Search Committee Chair Rutvik Desai, Ph.D. (rutvik@sc.edu). 

The University of South Carolina System (www.sc.edu) is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. 

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://www.psych.sc.edu/

Contact Name: Dr. Rutvik Desai

Contact Email: rutvik@sc.edu
 
 
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Faculty Position

Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor

Visual Neuroscience: Neuroimaging

Department of Psychology

York University, Toronto

The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health at York University http://psyc.info.yorku.ca/ invites applications for a full-time professorial stream tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Visual Neuroscience: Neuroimaging, to commence July 1, 2019. This is a research enhanced faculty position partially funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund VISTA (Vision: Science to Applications) program http://vista.info.yorku.ca/. 

The successful candidate is expected to engage with and benefit from the VISTA program led by York's internationally renowned Centre for Vision Research http://cvr.yorku.ca/ and focused on the intersection between biological and computational vision. The VISTA program is supported by a total of $120 million in funding over a seven-year period. The incumbent will receive enhanced research support, a reduced teaching load, and competitive access to general VISTA research and training funds for the duration of the program. The successful candidate is expected to be eligible for prompt appointment to York's Neuroscience Graduate Diploma Program http://neuroscience.gradstudies.yorku.ca as well as to York's Centre for Vision Research and/or other organized research units contributing to the VISTA program. 

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline. The incumbent will employ neuroimaging (particularly fMRI), potentially combined with other techniques, to study the neural basis of human visual functions such as attention, face and object perception, multisensory integration, spatial memory, and/or visual-motor integration. The incumbent should demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and have an outstanding research record demonstrating excellence or rising eminence in their field, and a proven ability to attract substantial external, peer-reviewed research funding and to train successful graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. A research program with clear health application will be considered an asset. The successful candidate is expected to work with other VISTA investigators in the life and computer sciences and foster linkages and applied research with VISTA partners in the hospital, industrial, government, and national/international academic communities. The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and supervision of honours students in the Department of Psychology. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively and will be expected to contribute through service to the department, faculty, and university. Evidence of excellence or potential to achieve excellence in university undergraduate and graduate teaching is required. Pedagogical innovation and leadership in areas such as experiential education, community engaged learning, and technology-enhanced learning is preferred.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/viewposition.jsp?positionnumber=1883

Contact Name: Dale Stevens

Contact Email: psycjobs@yorku.ca
 
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Assistant Professor
 
Tenure-Track
 
The Department of Psychology
 
Rutgers University- New Brunswick
 
New Jersey
 
The Department of Psychology at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, with a start date of September 2019. We seek a candidate with a strong research program in any of three broad areas: (1) cognitive neuroscience; (2) computational approaches to cognition; or (3) experimental approaches to development, language, or decision making. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, cognitive science, or a related field; must have an active research program and the potential to attract extramural funding; and will be expected to teach Psychology courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Our department has a vibrant faculty and excellent resources, with close links to the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science, the Rutgers Center for Computational Biomedicine Imaging and Modeling, the Rutgers Brain Health Institute, and the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Applicants should submit a CV, research statement, teaching philosophy, and representative reprints, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted at the application site. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled, but timely submission of materials is recommended for full consideration. Applicants may contact Jacob Feldman, Ph.D. (jacob@ruccs.rutgers.edu), chair of the search committee, with questions or concerns about the application or review process. Please contact Donna Tomaselli (donna.tomaselli@rutgers.edu) regarding the application site.
Full job ad at:
https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/74628
 
Contact Name: contact Donna Tomaselli
 
Contact Email: donna.tomaselli@rutgers.edu
 
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Faculty Position

Associate or Full Professor

Neuroimaging of Aging and Cognition

Psychology Department

University of Arizona

The Psychology Department at the University of Arizona invites applications for a faculty position in the neuroimaging of normal and pathological aging and cognition. The position rank is Associate to Full Professor with tenure.

An interdisciplinary perspective and experience with multiple methodologies is highly valued by our department. Research on cognitive aging and risk for dementia has long been a focus at the University of Arizona, represented by faculty studying humans and animal models and typical and atypical aging. We seek a colleague who is a leader in the area of neuroimaging and aging. The UA has significant strengths in MR physics, biomedical engineering, and optical science and we seek a colleague to add to these areas through a collaborative research agenda.

Faculty at the University of Arizona teach courses at graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students. Our faculty also contribute to university service and community outreach.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://uacareers.com/postings/24385

Contact Name: Kristina Irwin

Contact Email: kbirwin@email.arizona.edu
 
Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Fellowship in fMRI Studies of Concept Representations

Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging

Department of Psychology

Carnegie Mellon University

The Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging at Carnegie Mellon has a postdoctoral position available starting in summer 2018, typically lasting 2 years, working with Dr. Marcel Just. The research focuses on fMRI studies of concept representations, with one focus on representations of scientific concepts, and another on differences between neurotypical and psychiatric populations.  

Qualifications for the position: 
* A Ph.D. in a branch of cognitive neuroscience.
* Experience in brain imaging as well as expertise in the computational methods related to this area of research. 
* Facility with Linux, Matlab, MVPA, and machine learning would be useful.

The position offers training and research opportunities working with a multidisciplinary Center team with excellent technical support and research staff.

Applicants should send a CV, statement of research skills and interests, preprints, and three letters of reference to:

Paulette Williams
Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging
Department of Psychology
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: pwilliams@cmu.edu

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://www.ccbi.cmu.edu

Contact Name: Paulette Williams

Contact Email: pwilliams@cmu.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Researcher Clinical Neuroimaging

Cognitive & Imaging Study in Parkinson's Disease

Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine

University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Seeking Postdoctoral Researchers to work at University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Description: Applicants are invited for a post-doctoral researcher position within the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, in Baltimore. The selected candidate will be involved in NIH-funded clinical neuroimaging and cognitive research study in Parkinson's disease. Opportunities will be provided to learn about clinical research, behavioral and neuropsychological assessments, as well as image processing in collaboration with our image processing engineers. Writing manuscripts and applying for independent research grants will be strongly encouraged.

Requirements: The qualified candidate should have a Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in neurosciences, psychology, biomedical engineering, or other related fields. Ideal candidates will have one to three (1-3) years of relevant experience in cognitive systems and/ or clinical neuroimaging research, or equivalent combination of training and experience. Previous experience in neuroimaging research or research in Parkinson's disease or aging is preferred. Working knowledge of statistical analysis software and for imaging processing of structural and functional MRI data (e.g., SPM, FSL, AFNI, Neurobehavioral Systems) is highly desirable.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and CV to Bhanna-pladdy@som.umaryland.edu
 
Please provide three references to the address below. Only applicants considered for employment will be contacted.
The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

Contact information:

Brenda Hanna-Pladdy, PhD

Contact Name: Brenda Hanna-Pladdy

Contact Email: Bhanna-pladdy@som.umaryland.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoc position immediately available in the Zhang Lab at UC Riverside

Neuroimaging, working memory

Department of Psychology

UC Riverside

A postdoctoral position is immediately available at the University of California, Riverside to work with a research team led by Dr. Weiwei Zhang (http://memory.ucr.edu). The postdoc will work on a NIMH-funded project (1R01MH117132-01) on the neural mechanisms for mnemonic precision using psychophysics, cognitive modeling, eye tracking, ERP, non-invasive brain stimulation, and neuroimaging methods in healthy and clinical populations. We are seeking an individual with a strong background in fMRI and interests in attention and memory research. Good quantitative and programming skills are essential as well. Experience with eye tracking and ERPs is preferred, but not required.

The position is an annual assignment, renewable contingent upon performance and funding. Salary will depend on experience, with a minimum set by the University of California postdoc salary scale (which is higher than NIH scale). Both U.S. and international applicants are welcome to apply. 

Candidates should send a cover letter, CV, sample publications, statement of research interests, and the names of three references with phone numbers and email addresses to: Weiwei Zhang (Weiwei.zhang@ucr.edu). Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://memory.ucr.edu

Contact Name: weiwei zhang

Contact Email: weiwei.zhang@ucr.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

PROGRAMMER / ANALYST Position at Stanford University

Palo Alto

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Stanford University

PROGRAMMER/ANALYST Position at Stanford University:
Stanford University has an opening for a talented individual with strong computational and programming skills. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary research team (http://scsnl.stanford.edu) on a wide range of studies of human brain function and dysfunction. The successful candidate will assist lab members with neuroimaging and behavioral dataanalysis, data organization, and management. We are seeking talented and enthusiastic candidates with a strong background in biomedical engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, statistics, computational neuroscience, quantitative psychology, or related subjects. Stanford offers a highly competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits. Please email a CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to scsnl.stanford+quantitative@gmail.com

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Scientific Data Analyst and Programmer responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

1. Program and optimize pipelines for data quality control, imaging data preprocessing, and statistical and computational analyses pipelines for large-scale multimodal brain imaging data, including but not limited to resting
- state and task-based fMRI, diffusion MRI, and volumetric data, behaviora data, and biological (e.g. hormonal, genetic data.
2. Maintain detailed logs of work flow, generated codes and scripts, and documentation of processes
3. Create and manage best practices for data organization and workflow procedures
4. Implement publicly available processing and analyses pipelines such as the Human Connectome Project.
5. Implement data visualization programs on neuroimaging, behavioral, and biological data
6. Process and analyze neuroimaging, behavioral, and biological data working closely with other lab members
7. Work closely with lab members on data requests and system upgrades. 
8. Assist in the creation and maintenance of lab databases, query tools for data mining, coordination of data integration from multiple ongoing studies, and documentation of these tools. 
9. Train other lab members on quality control and preprocessing of neuroimaging data. 
10. Communicate and document all issues and concerns as they arise to PIs and other relevant research staff

Required Qualifications: 
B.A., B.S. required. Masters or PhD preferred with background in biomedical engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, statistics, computational neuroscience, quantitative psychology, or related subject. Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and education. 
Extremely proficient with multiple neuroimaging analysis platforms (e.g. HCP Pipeline, FreeSurfer, SPM, FSL, AFNI, GIFT, TrackVis, CONN, etc.).
Strong programming skills and comfort with diverse computing environments (e.g. Matlab, Python, UNIX/BASH languages).
Strong background in statistics and statistical software scripting (e.g. R, Python).
Experience with data visualization.
Strong interpersonal skills and a high level of organization with careful attention to detail are absolutely required.  
High degree of motivation, organization, and self
- sufficiency, although some training and supervision will be provided. 

Additional Qualifications:
Experience with databases (neuroimaging, biological, and behavioral) is an advantage.
Experience with network analyses, machine learning and modeling confer a significant advantage.
Familiarity with the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) is an advantage.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://med.stanford.edu/scsnl/faculty.html

Contact Name: Aarthi Padmanabhan

Contact Email: scsnl.stanford+quantitative@gmail.com
 
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Postdoctoral Position

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN DEVELOPMENTAL COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

Palo Alto

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Stanford University

Currently Available: The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in developmental cognitive neuroscience. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds to work on NIH-funded projects combining multimodal brain imaging (fMRI, MRI, DTI) with cognitive modeling and advanced computational brain network analyses in one or more of the following areas: learning and memory, numerical cognition and reading, cognitive training, and brain network development. Populations of interest include typically developing children and adults, children with learning disabilities, and individuals with autism. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies of typical and atypical neurocognitive development. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging facilities and computational resources at Stanford University. Candidates must have a PhD and research experience in cognitive neuroscience, brain development, cognitive science, psychology, or related fields. Strong computational skills and expertise in fMRI data analysis are highly desirable. Please email a CV, statement of research interests, relevant background, list of publications, and have three letters of reference sent to Drs. Vinod Menon and Aarthi Padmanabhan at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://med.stanford.edu/scsnl/faculty.html

Contact Name: Aarthi Padmanabhan

Contact Email: scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions (2) starting January 2019

Neuroimaging Research Vermont, Garavan Lab

Department of Pyschiatry

University of Vermont

Currently accepting applications for 2 post-doctoral fellowships (NIH-NRSA), starting as early as January 2019, within an exciting new training program on the application of Big Data methods to large-scale, multi-modal (neuroimaging, genetic, psychometric) datasets, in the context of addiction research. Positions renewable for up to 3 years.  

Selected candidates will interact and collaborate with faculty across a broad range of departments, within several different colleges at UVM. These include Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Sciences, Experimental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, as well as the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, and Computer Science. Trainees will also participate in activities of the Vermont Complex Systems Center, and will have supercomputing capability through the Vermont Advanced Computing Core. Trainees will have direct access to, and be able to harness local expertise with large neuroimaging datasets including IMAGEN, ENIGMA-Addiction, and The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. Candidates will also have the opportunity to interact with collaborators at UCSD. This is a far-reaching and truly interdisciplinary opportunity for selected candidates to receive state-of-the-art training in the application of machine-learning methodologies to the largest existing neuroimaging datasets.

Candidates must have completed doctoral training in psychology, neuroscience, bioinformatics, or a related discipline, and have a record of research in genetics or neuroimaging. Programming experience will be highly valuable, but is not absolutely required. Candidates must also demonstrate some basic mathematical and statistical competence, and show interest in expanding their knowledge in this area. Must be U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Drs. Hugh Garavan & Nicholas Allgaier

Contact Email: Hugh.Garavan@uvm.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Post-doc in Memory and Aging

Somneuro Lab

Psychological & Brain Sciences

University of Massachusetts

Dr. Rebecca Spencer in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst is hiring a full-time post-doctoral research associate for NIH-funded research on sleep, memory, and emotion in aging. 
Post-doctoral research associate: The candidate must have completed or be in the process of completing a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, or other related discipline. Training in statistical methods, mastery of English speaking and writing, reliable transportation, and experience working with human subjects are required. Successful candidates must have keen attention to detail; ability to work professionally with parents, teachers, and adult participants; and strong organization, problem solving, and analytic skills. 
We seek a post-doc who is motivated and ambitious, who is prepared for a hands-on research experience including the use of new tasks and techniques, and who is prepared to be an intellectual contributor to the research. Responsibilities will include: (1) conducting experiments in young and older adult participants (behavioral and physiological data collection); (2) data processing and analysis; (3) training and supervising graduate students, undergraduate students, and project assistants; (4) contributing to administrative duties of the lab; (5) assisting with research protocols and compliance; and (6) contributing to data dissemination (poster presentations, manuscript submissions).
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This lab is in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences and part of the Neuroscience and Behavior Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Amherst, Massachusetts is in the beautiful western part of Massachusetts with plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities and scenery. Situated close to Boston, Providence, and New York City, the lab offers many opportunities to attend lectures and workshops and visit labs in the New England region.
The positions are set to begin as soon as possible. If interested, please send CV, letter describing research interests and goals, and the names and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Rebecca Spencer at rspencer @ umass.edu.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://www.somneurolab.com

Contact Name: Rebecca Spencer

Contact Email: rspencer@umass.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Cognitive Control, motivation, and motor skill learning (flexible projects!)

Cognitive Neuroscience

Psychology

University of Michigan

The Cognition, Control, and Action (CoCoA) lab, directed by Dr. Taraz Lee in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan is inviting applications for a two-year, fully funded postdoctoral research position in cognitive neuroscience. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their own research questions within the scope of the lab's interests.The goal of the research in the lab is to understand how the brain implements cognitive control processes such as attention and motivation and how these processes affect learning, memory, and performance in a variety of contexts. More recently we have begun several investigations into how cognitive control and motivation interact with skilled action. To achieve this goal, we design and conduct experiments with young adults using multiple methods, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), non-invasive brain stimulation, and a battery of cognitive and motor tasks. More information about the CoCoA Lab can be found here.

Competitive candidates should have a strong background in cognitive neuroscience and will have significant experience with fMRI, TMS, or both. They should also be comfortable with research design, acquisition and analysis of neuroimaging/behavioral data, manuscript preparation, and assisting in the training of graduate students and research assistants. The successful candidate will have a strong sense of the research projects and questions he/she would like to pursue.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/162617/postdoctoral_fellowship_in_cognitive_neuroscience

Contact Name: Taraz Lee

Contact Email: tarazlee@umich.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN FUNCTIONAL BRAIN IMAGING AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Disorders of executive function

Psychology

Georgetown University

A post-doctoral position is available immediately in the Department of Psychology at Georgetown University, Washington DC under the supervision of Chandan Vaidya. The fellow will be responsible for fMRI data analysis of ongoing studies, with ample opportunities to initiate his/her own research projects, mine existing data, and to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team including neuropsychologists, fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants. Experience with functional imaging methods, advanced analytic approaches, and familiarity with multiple analysis software tools is necessary. 

To apply, please send a letter describing research interests and experience, curriculum vita, and names and contact information of three references to Chandan Vaidya at cjv2@georgetown.edu. To learn more about the position, email Dr. Vaidya or call her at (202) 687-4274. For information about the lab go to https://www.vaidyalab.com/

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://www.vaidyalab.com/

Contact Name: Chandan Vaidya

Contact Email: cjv2@georgetown.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Seeking a postdoctoral research fellow in human psychoneuroimmunology research

The Center for Healthy Minds

University of Wisconsin-Madison

We are seeking a motivated and creative postdoctoral fellow to help implement new projects and analyze data associated with NIH-funded studies that examine the role of emotion and its neural underpinnings on the regulation of inflammation in individuals with chronic inflammatory disease. The successful applicant will be responsible for analysis of neuroimaging, immune, and behavioral data and will have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience through publication of their work in scientific journals, presentations at scientific meetings, and engagement with the community. 

The Center for Healthy Minds (CHM) offers an exceptional interdisciplinary environment with extensive training opportunities. Located in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin, CHM is a research center comprised of psychologists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, contemplative scholars, and biostatisticians. Our mission is to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind. Our facilities include state-of-the-art neuroimaging equipment and support, including two research-dedicated 3T MRI scanners equipped with 32-channel head coils, a brand-new [details of the PET scanner here], and multiple fully-equipped experimental suites for simultaneous behavioral and psychophysiological recording.

Qualifications: MD and/or PhD in neuroscience, psychology or a related field. The ideal candidate will possess a solid foundation in fMRI data analysis, statistics, and computer programming, including expertise in R, MATLAB and/or python. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required, in addition to an aptitude for scientific writing and the openness, desire, and curiosity to learn new skills and pursue new research terrain. 

Salary/Benefits: This is a full-time research position with multiple years of funding. A full benefits package is available. 

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a statement of scientific interests and professional goals (one-page), a current CV, and contact information for 3 professional references to Melissa Rosenkranz at marosenk@wisc.edu.

Contact Information

Contact Email: recruiting@bi.wisc.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Post-doctoral Fellowships in Cognitive Neuroscience, Translational Neuroscience, and Neurorehabilitation

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute

Three-year NIH-funded fellowships are available at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), for postdoctoral research training in cognitive and motor neuroscience and neurorehabilitation. U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident status is required for NIH-supported fellowships. MRRI may sponsor one additional fellowship open to applicants who do not meet the NIH citizenship/residency requirements.

Available mentors conduct patient-oriented research using approaches that employ behavioral, computational, imaging, electrophysiological, and electrical and pharmacologic neuromodulation methods. We welcome applications from individuals with a doctorate in psychology, cognitive science, communication science, kinesiology, movement science, and/or human neuroscience. We seek researchers who wish to apply basic science principles to the study and treatment of behavioral and brain deficits in adult neurological patients, and/or who wish to use research with patients and neurotypical adults to understand brain-behavior relationships. We also welcome applications from individuals with clinical rehabilitation backgrounds seeking to increase their depth in the basic science underpinnings of assessment and treatment. Applicants must have a track record in research and an interest in developing an independent research career.
Additional Information can be found at: http://mrri.org/T32.html. 

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://mrri.org/T32.html

Contact Name: Kevin Whelihan

Contact Email: whelihak@einstein.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions (2) starting January 2019

Neuroimaging Research Vermont, Garavan Lab, ENIGMA Addiction

Department of Pyschiatry

University of Vermont

Currently accepting applications for 2 post-doctoral associates to work on a recently funded ENIGMA-Addiction project (R01DA047119). 

The ENIGMA consortium (http://enigma.ini.usc.edu/) was established to investigate brain structure, function, and disease by combining genomic and neuroimaging datasets from multiple sites. Its goal is to maximize statistical power and the yield from existing datasets through very large data pooling efforts. ENIGMA-Addiction aims to identify robust brain markers of dependence for genetic association analyses, and to examine genetic and brain markers for the transition between stages of substance use across the lifespan. 

Selected candidates will be based in the University of Vermont Department of Psychiatry and will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with faculty across a broad range of departments, within several different colleges at UVM. These include Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Sciences, Experimental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, as well as the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, and Computer Science. The postdoctoral associates will have the opportunity to participate in activities of the Vermont Complex Systems Center, and will have supercomputing capability through the Vermont Advanced Computing Core. They will join a vibrant lab that is a member of the ABCD consortium and hosts a T32 trainee grant on the application of machine learning methods to large neuroimaging-genetics datasets.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Drs. Hugh Garavan & Scott Mackey

Contact Email: Hugh.Garavan@uvm.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoc in fMRI/semantics

Desai Lab

Department of Psychology

University of South Carolina

Postdoctoral Fellow: Cognitive Neuroscience of Semantics. A post-doctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Rutvik Desai at the University of South Carolina, Department of Psychology. The lab focuses on cognitive neuroscience of language, semantic memory, and embodiment of concepts using fMRI, TMS, patient studies, lesion-symptom mapping, and computational modeling. Excellent facilities for fMRI, TMS, tDCS, and eye tracking are available. The Fellow will have an exciting opportunity to pursue collaborative and self-directed projects at the Institute for Mind and Brain (http://mindandbrain.sc.edu/).

Candidates with a PhD in any of the cognitive sciences (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science) are welcome to apply. A research background in cognitive neuroscience/cognitive science, relevant to semantics or language, is required. Expertise with fMRI is highly desirable. Experience in one or more of TMS, tDCS, lesion-symptom mapping, behavioral testing or imaging of patient populations, connectionist modeling, or machine learning, MVPA is also a positive, along with skills in relevant software packages and programming/scripting. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Applications should include a CV, brief statement of research interests, relevant publications, and names of three referees (who will be asked for a reference letter if necessary; actual letters are not required initially). Starting date around October or November is desirable, but is somewhat flexible. Applications should be sent to rutvik@sc.edu and will be assessed as they arrive.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://www.mccauslandcenter.sc.edu/delab/desai-lab

Contact Name: Rutvik Desai

Contact Email: rutvik@sc.edu
 
Research Assistant Positions

Research Assistant Position

Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging

Department of Psychology

Carnegie Mellon University

The Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging at Carnegie Mellon University has a full-time Research Associate opening for a minimum two-year duration starting in the spring/summer of 2018, working with Dr. Marcel Just on fMRI studies of the neural representations of concepts. The associated responsibilities include both research and management activities, such as overseeing participant recruitment, testing in fMRI studies, and payment; data analysis, and test development; tracking project progress; scheduling and facilitating meetings; preparing IRB documents; maintaining documentation and copyediting manuscripts.

BS/BA in science and experience working in scientific research are required, as are strong administrative, computational and statistical skills. Good background in cognitive neuroscience is extremely helpful. Applicants must be able to track progress of multiple projects, attend to detail, meet deadlines, interact with a variety of people, and prioritize multiple tasks. Weekend or evening hours may sometimes be required. Brain imaging experience is desirable, as is scientific programming experience, such as MATLAB.

Applicants should submit a resume to:

Paulette Williams
Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging
Department of Psychology
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Contact Information

Contact Website: http://www.ccbi.cmu.edu

Contact Name: Paulette Williams

Contact Email: pwilliams@cmu.edu
 
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Research Assistant Position

Research Assistantship in Memory and Aging

Somneuro Lab

Psychological & Brain Sciences

University of Massachusetts

Dr. Rebecca Spencer in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst is hiring a full-time research assistant for NIH-funded research on sleep, memory, and emotion in aging. 
Full-time research assistant: A bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field is required. Training in statistical methods, mastery of English speaking and writing, reliable transportation, and experience working with human subjects are required. Successful candidates must have keen attention to detail; ability to work professionally with young and older adult participants; and strong organizational, managerial, and problem solving, and analytic skills. 
Responsibilities of the research assistant will include: (1) conducting experiments in young and older adults (behavioral and physiological data collection); (2) contributing to data processing and analysis; (3) training and supervising graduate students, undergraduate students, and project assistants; (4) contributing to administrative duties of the lab; (5) assisting with research protocols and compliance; and (6) conducting library searches and literature reviews. 
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This lab is in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences and part of the Neuroscience and Behavior Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Amherst, Massachusetts is in the beautiful western part of Massachusetts with plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities and scenery. Situated close to Boston, Providence, and New York City, the lab offers many opportunities to attend lectures and workshops and visit labs in the New England region.
The positions are set to begin as soon as possible. If interested, please send CV, letter describing research interests and goals, and the names and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Rebecca Spencer at rspencer @ umass.edu.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://www.somneurolab.com

Contact Name: Rebecca Spencer

Contact Email: rspencer@umass.edu
 
Graduate Student Positions

Graduate Student Position

PhD position to stuy brain networks of emotions

Affective Neuroscience

Swiss Center for Affective Sciences

University of Geneva

We seek outstanding and highly motivated applicants with a strong interest in affective and cognitive Neurosciences to work on a multidisciplinary project involving functional brain imaging (fMRI) and virtual reality. The goal of the project is to apply novel tools to study brain systems implicated in emotions and their components in naturalistic conditions We also have strong interests in using other (neuro-)physiological measures (EEG, eye-tracking, skin-conductance, etc.). Strong methological skills in imaging analysis and programming are desirable.

The position is offered at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences (http://www.affective-sciences.org/) and the Cognitive Systems section of the Department of Neuroscience, both located in the Campus Biotech (https://www.campusbiotech.ch/), in the center of the city of Geneva, Switzerland.
The candidate will be integrated in the Laboratory for Neurology & Imaging of Cognition, led by Prof. Patrik Vuilleumier (https://www.unige.ch/medecine/neuf/en/research/grecherche/patrik-vuilleumier/) but he/she will also have strong links with other research groups working in signal processing and virtual reality laboratories on Campus Biotech and at EPFL (Lausanne). 

The PhD project is funded for 3-4 years and the student will take part to both the Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School run by UNIGE, UNIL, and EPF, and the Affective Science Doctoral Program of UNIGE.
The position is available immediately, but the search will continue until the position is filled.

Please send a complete CV with one letter of motivation and two letters of recommendation to : patrik.vuilleumier@unige.ch

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://www.campusbiotech.ch/en/research

Contact Name: Prof. Patrik Vuilleumier

Contact Email: patrik.vuilleumier@unige.c
 
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Graduate Student Position

Graduate Student in Cognitive Psychology/ Neuroscience

Penn State University

The Learning and the Brain Lab at Penn State University is accepting 1-2 graduate students to enter the Cognitive Area doctoral program in Fall 2019. Our research focus is on the cognitive and neural processes that support complex pattern learning. Given known constraints on the human brain, how do learners extract the information they need from the environment, often without realizing they are doing it? Our lab uses a combination of behavioral and neuroimaging techniques (fMRI) to probe learners' sensitivity to both the simple associations and network-level structures around them, with a particular focus on which patterns best facilitate learning. This is an exciting opportunity to help build a lab from its early stages. Further details about our work can be found at http://www.elisabethkaruza.com.

The deadline for the doctoral program is December 1. Interested students are encouraged (not required) to contact Dr. Karuza at ekaruza@psu.edu prior to submitting their application. We welcome students from a variety of academic backgrounds related to the science of the mind. This includes, but is not limited to, Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, and Linguistics. More information about the Cognitive Area at Penn State can be found here http://psych.la.psu.edu/graduate/program-areas/cognitive and details about submitting your application can be reviewed here http://psych.la.psu.edu/graduate/prospective-students. 

Contact Information

Contact Name: Elisabeth Karuza
 
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Graduate Student Position

MA & PhD Applications at Brandeis University

Department of Psychology

Brandeis University

Applications are open for the PhD and MA programs in Psychology at Brandeis University.

Deadlines: Dec 1 for the PhD program; the MA program has rolling admissions until May 15, but first admission offers are made to applicants who have applied by February 1.
Located in the greater Boston area (Waltham, MA, just 10 miles from downtown Boston and recently named as the best place to live in Massachusetts), we offer graduate training in a mentorship-based research program. The Master of Arts program provides students with an understanding of the scientific foundations of psychology and direct experience in research methods. Our doctoral program develops excellent researchers and teachers who will become leaders in psychological science. The PhD program offers a track in the integrated study of Brain, Body, and Behavior, funded by a NIGMS training grant.
Information on our programs is available here:
http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/psych/
Potential applicants are encouraged to contact faculty of interest, as not all will be mentoring MA and PhD students in any given year.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/psych/

Contact Name: Angela Gutchess

Contact Email: gutchess@brandeis.edu

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Taylor & Francis

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General Information: Cognitive Neuroscience: Current Debates, Research & Reports (Taylor & Francis; www.cognneurosci.org) was launched in 2010 and currently has four issues per year.

Aims and Scope: Cognitive Neuroscience publishes high quality empirical and theoretical papers on any topic in the field of cognitive neuroscience including perception, attention, memory, language, action, social cognition, and executive function. The journal covers findings based on a variety of techniques such as fMRI, ERPs, MEG, TMS, and focal lesion studies. Contributions that employ or discuss multiple techniques to shed light on the spatial-temporal brain mechanisms underlying a cognitive process are encouraged.

Article Formats: There are three article types (see the Instructions for authors)
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Contact Information

Contact Website: http://www.cognneurosci.org

Contact Name: Scott Slotnick

Contact Email: sd.slotnick@bc.edu
 
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Other

Open call for abstracts for Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology: The role of schemas in memory and other higher-order cognitive abilities. Guest editors: Irene P. Kan, R. Shayna Rosenbaum, Mieke Verfaellie

Villanova University

Schemas have been defined as superordinate knowledge structures that reflect commonalities extracted across a number of experiences. They guide our current behavior and thoughts and, in turn, are modified by new experiences. How schematic representations are formed, updated, and activated in ways that can both enhance and constrain our experience has historically been studied within cognitive psychology, but data from neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience stand to greatly enhance our theoretical understanding of these processes. 

For this special issue, we welcome submissions that examine how knowledge structures are formed, affect online processing of information, impact processes involved in memory and future thinking, and serve to optimize and/or bias decisions. We invite submissions of innovative empirical research and reviews that examine these issues in adults or children using lesion, neuroimaging, brain stimulation, and computational modeling approaches. Reflecting the aims of Cognitive Neuropsychology, submissions must (1) use neural data to make explicit contributions to theories of cognitive processing and representation or (2) use cognitive theory to enhance understanding of the diagnosis, treatment or neural bases of deficits in schema formation or use in clinical populations. Under special circumstances, papers that include cognitive-behavioral data in non-clinical populations will be considered if they make clear how they inform brain-behavior relations.

Please submit a tentative title and abstract of up to one page in length to irene.kan@villanova.edu by Friday, November 16th, 2018, with the email subject line "Cognitive Neuropsychology Special Issue". Decisions on proposed manuscripts will be made based on appropriateness of topic, rigor, and a balance of themes to be represented in the special issue. Invitations to submit full manuscripts will be sent by December 12th, 2018. The deadline for full manuscript submissions will be April 15th, 2019. Submissions will undergo the standard review process maintained by Cognitive Neuropsychology. Publication of this special issue is planned for Winter, 2019 and articles will appear online as they become available.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Irene Kan

Contact Email: irene.kan@villanova.edu

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Perceptual consciousness and cognitive access
 
A theme issue compiled and edited by Peter Fazekas and Morten Storm Overgaard
 
Published July 2018
 
The question of how our subjective experiences (colours as we see them; sounds as we hear them; tastes as we feel them, etc.) can be accounted for in terms of brain processes is regarded as one of the biggest unsolved problems in science. One of the most pressing questions is whether the neural basis of this 'perceptual consciousness' is independent of the neural basis of cognitive access mechanisms that make reporting and reflecting on conscious experiences possible. Subjective experiences are directly available only to the individual having them, so subjective reports seem to be the only measure of being conscious. However, if perceptual consciousness is independent of the access mechanisms underlying subjective reports, then the neural correlates of reporting will confound experiments relying on subjective reports to measure the presence of conscious experiences.
 
This theme issue focuses on this central problem of consciousness research by bringing together a cohort of international experts to tackle this question from neural, behavioural and theoretical perspectives. The papers critically discuss state-of-the-art empirical findings, identify methodological problems and propose novel approaches.
 
Contents:
Introduction Perceptual consciousness and cognitive access Peter Fazekas and Morten Overgaard
Why and how access consciousness can account for phenomenal consciousness Lionel Naccache
Challenges for theories of consciousness: seeing or knowing, the missing ingredient and how to deal with panpsychism Victor AF Lamme
The offline stream of conscious representations
Claire Sergent
Phenomenal consciousness and cognitive access
Morten Overgaard
Downgraded phenomenology: how conscious overflow lost its richness Emily J Ward
Consciousness without report: insights from summary statistics and inattention 'blindness' Marius Usher, Zohar Z Bronfman, Shiri Talmor, Hilla Jacobson and Baruch Eitam
Inflation versus filling-in: why we feel we see more than we actually do in peripheral vision Brian Odegaard, Min Yu Chang, Hakwan Lau and Sing-Hang Cheung
The methodological puzzle of phenomenal consciousness Ian Phillips
Partial report is the wrong paradigm James Stazicker
 
Conscious access in the near absence of attention: critical extensions on the dual-task paradigm Julian Matthews, Pia Schröder, Lisandro Kaunitz, Jeroen JA van Boxtel and Naotsugu Tsuchiya
The relationship between attention and consciousness: an expanded taxonomy and implications for 'no-report' paradigms Michael A Pitts, Lydia A Lutsyshyna and Steven A Hillyard
Perceptual consciousness and cognitive access from the perspective of capacity-unlimited working memory
Steven Gross
Dream experiences and the neural correlates of perceptual consciousness and cognitive access
Peter Fazekas and Georgina Nemeth
Reorganization of the connectivity between elementary functions as a common mechanism of phenomenal consciousness and working memory: from functions to strategies Jesper Mogensen and Morten Overgaard
Facing up to the hard question of consciousness
Daniel C Dennett
If perception is probabilistic, why does it not seem probabilistic? Ned Block
 
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